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STEM conference 2019: A HOLOtta fun with star clusters: Learning about star formation using 3D holograms

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures" – Voltaire

Astronomical topics are intrinsically abstract and typically only 2D telescope images are available as visual aids to explain complex ideas which can greatly hinder their comprehension by low science capital individuals. For this reason we created an innovative schools’ workshop programme which not only projects astronomical objects as giant 3D holograms but allows the participants to witness them evolve over millions of years in just a few minutes right in front of their eyes. As part of the workshop participants make a scaled-down take-home version of our hardware.

 

2.8 - Buckner.pdf
06/02/2019
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